The Resource The gifted school, Bruce Holsinger

The gifted school, Bruce Holsinger

Label
The gifted school
Title
The gifted school
Statement of responsibility
Bruce Holsinger
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "'Like Big Little Lies with standardized testing, this addictive novel digs hard into the culture of striving parents and anxious children, exploring privilege, competition and the elusiveness of happiness. A deeply pleasurable read.' - Meg Wolitzer Smart and juicy, a compulsively readable novel about a previously happy group of friends and parents that is nearly destroyed by their own competitiveness when an exclusive school for gifted children opens in the community. This deliciously sharp novel captures the relentless ambitions and fears that animate parents and their children in modern America, exploring the conflicts between achievement and potential, talent and privilege. Set in the fictional town of Crystal, Colorado, The Gifted School is a keenly entertaining novel that observes the drama within a community of friends and parents as good intentions and high ambitions collide in a pile-up with long-held secrets and lies. Seen through the lens of four families who've been a part of one another's lives since their kids were born over a decade ago, the story reveals not only the lengths that some adults are willing to go to get ahead, but the effect on the group's children, sibling relationships, marriages, and careers, as simmering resentments come to a boil and long-buried, explosive secrets surface and detonate. It's a humorous, keenly observed, timely take on ambitious parents, willful kids, and the pursuit of prestige, no matter the cost"--
  • "This deliciously sharp novel captures the relentless ambitions and fears that animate parents and their children in modern America, exploring the conflicts between achievement and potential, talent and privilege. Set in the fictional town of Crystal, Colorado, The Gifted School is a keenly entertaining novel that observes the drama within a community of friends and parents as good intentions and high ambitions collide in a pile-up with long-held secrets and lies. Seen through the lens of four families who've been a part of one another's lives since their kids were born over a decade ago, the story reveals not only the lengths that some adults are willing to go to get ahead, but the effect on the group's children, sibling relationships, marriages, and careers, as simmering resentments come to a boil and long-buried, explosive secrets surface and detonate. It's a humorous, keenly observed, timely take on ambitious parents, willful kids, and the pursuit of prestige, no matter the cost"--
  • Crystal, Colorado. Four young families juggle the stresses of parenthood, careers, and marriage. As the kids head for middle school, the families are still tight. But when an exclusive magnet school for 'gifted children' is being built, cracks begin to form in their relationships. As the parents go to great lengths to ensure their child is accepted, relationships turn toxic and secrets are exposed. -- adapted from jacket
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10785379
Cataloging source
DLC
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Holsinger, Bruce W
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3608.O49435658
LC item number
G64 2019
Literary form
fiction
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ambition
  • Private schools
  • Families
  • Marital conflict
  • Competition (Psychology)
  • Families
  • Competition (Psychology)
  • Private schools
  • Marital conflict
  • Families
  • Competition (Psychology)
  • Ambition
Label
The gifted school, Bruce Holsinger
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1060188888
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
452 pages
Isbn
9780525534969
Lccn
2018057642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029306519
System control number
(OCoLC)1060188888
Label
The gifted school, Bruce Holsinger
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1060188888
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
452 pages
Isbn
9780525534969
Lccn
2018057642
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40029306519
System control number
(OCoLC)1060188888

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